Bea Ella Farmer

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bea Ella Farmer, 74, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home in El Dorado Springs, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 6, 1936, in Nevada, Mo., to LeRoy N. Monkres and Elizabeth Lavina Scott Monkres.

She was married to Elda Turner and later married to Jack Farmer on May 23, 1974. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Bea grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1954. She began working at Nevada State Hospital in 1966 until her retirement in 1992. Bea had lived in El Dorado Springs for the past 22 years.

Survivors include her children, Terry Turner and his wife, Lorraine, Rich Hill, Mo., Brenda Kerr and her husband, Robert, Walker, Mo., and Jeffrey Turner and his wife, Cheryl, Olathe, Kan.; three grandchildren, Jason Williams, Robyn Kerr and Lorie Jones; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Campbell and Kevin Jones; two great-great grandchildren, Roman Kerr and Shakira Kerr; one sister, Kessie Steuck, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 7-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home.

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